World's best unleash their tennis superpowers at the US Open
Kyrgios keeping U.S. Open preparations 'lighthearted'
Nick Kyrgios tells ESPN he doesn't like to take his U.S. Open prep too seriously and won't change much in the buildup to his first round match.
On recovering from his epic Wimbledon loss to Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer said Fri. he struggled a little bit the first couple of days, but was "organizing my life for my four children, driving around the beautiful countryside in Switzerland. Sometimes you have flashbacks, things like, ‘Oh, I could have done that, should have done that.' The next day you're having a glass of wine with your wife, thinking, ‘the semis was pretty good, even the finals was pretty good.'" He added, "We put up a great fight...Novak was the better man on the day. He was tough...I've been there before, had some tough losses along the way. So many great wins, as well. I was just more upset rather than being sad. I think being upset made me get over that finals much easier than being sad, dwelling over it too much."
2019 Wimbledon champion Simona Halep said at Friday's US Open Media Day in Louis Armstrong Stadium that she's becoming more relaxed in the tourney's loud conditions and more comfortable in New York in general. Her best showing to date at the Open was when she reached the 2015 semifinals.
Defending champ & top-seed Naomi Osaka, arriving at US Open Media Day Friday. Osaka's title a year ago was her first of two straight major championships.
Media Day at the US Open Friday in Louis Armstrong Stadium - the arrival of Rafael Nadal, the #2 seed.
Roger Federer, seeded #3, arrives at Louis Armstrong Stadium for US Open media day Fri.
Sloane Stephens decision to part with her coach Sven Groeneveld on the eve of the US Open, announced via Twitter, is a serious blow to the 26-year old former US Open champion's hopes to reclaim the title she won in 2017. That was under the guidance of coach Kamau Murray, who then guided her to the title at the Miami Open in early 2018. Stephens split with Murray last fall; she hasn't won a tournament since and is down to No. 10 in the rankings. Not the most easily coached of pros, Stephens worked with well-traveled Groeneveld for just three months. She reached the quarterfinals of the French Open, but is just 3-5 since then - mostly on her best, hard-court surface.
Medvedev throws racket, then wins tournament
Daniil Medvedev throws his racket after losing a point, then goes on to win the next four points to finish off David Goffin.
Keys beats Kuznetsova to win title
Madison Keys defeats Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets 7-5, 7-6 to win the Western & Southern Open.
Serena vs. the umpire fantastic for tennis
Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou admits that the controversy between Serena and the chair umpire drew fans to tennis.
Were the rules of tennis exposed during US Open final?
Chris Widmaier details the USTA's stance on coaching during the main draw of the US Open and explains why the incident lead to the first summit for officials.
Behind Serena's 2018 US Open drama
In an excerpt from ESPN's Backstory, Clinton Yates explains what might have spurred the verbal altercation between the chair umpire and Serena Williams in the 2018 US Open final.
Osaka injures knee, retires from match
Naomi Osaka retires from her Cincinnati Masters quarterfinal match with a knee injury 10 days before the US Open.
Exploring 'the ugliest finish in Grand Slam history'
Don Van Natta Jr. investigates the story behind Serena Williams' controversial match against Naomi Osaka in the 2018 US Open final. Backstory: Serena vs. The Umpire premieres Sunday 18th August on ESPN Player.
Exploring 'the ugliest finish in Grand Slam history'
Don Van Natta Jr. investigates the story behind Serena Williams' controversial match against Naomi Osaka in the 2018 US Open final. Backstory: Serena vs. The Umpire premieres Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on ABC.
Federer upset in round of 16 at Cincinnati
No. 70 Andrey Rublev stuns No. 3 Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 in the round of 16 at the Cincinnati Masters.
Kyrgios calls umpire a 'f---ing tool'
Nick Kyrgios walked off the court after defeat at the Cincinnati Masters with an explicit insult fired towards the chair umpire.
Kyrgios: I can hit the ball with my handle
Amid a flurry of arguments and frustration, Nick Kyrgios claims he could hit the ball holding the racquet upside down.
Kyrgios: If Rafa plays that quick, I'm retiring!
Nick Kyrgios continues his battle with the chair umpire, claiming if Rafael Nadal ever plays as fast as him he'll retire from tennis.
Nadal tops Medvedev for second straight Rogers Cup title
Rafael Nadal cruises by Daniil Medvedev in straights sets 6-3, 6-0 to win back-to-back Rogers Cup championships.
Serena beats Osaka in 1st meeting since US Open meltdown
Serena Williams advances past Naomi Osaka at the Rogers Cup in their first matchup since the 2018 US Open championship.
Frustrated Kyrgios leaves journalists with little to discuss
After a first round exit at the Rogers Cup in Montreal, a clearly frustrated Nick Kyrgios bluntly replied to journalists' questions.
Kyrgios claims title after going to fan on match point
Nick Kyrgios capped his stellar week of tennis at the Citi Open with an ace on match point against Daniil Medvedev, after taking some advice from a fan in the stands.
Kyrgios pulls a Houdini to finish rally, ousts Gombos
Nick Kyrgios finishes an electric rally in the third frame and would go on to defeat Norbert Gombos in straight sets.